As we get closer and closer to spring, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your landscaping and how you can upgrade your outdoors this year. For those who love the whole outdoor living lifestyle, putting time and money into your landscaping makes perfect sense. In fact, it may even encourage you to get outdoors more than you already do.
So, what projects should you add to your do-to list in 2021? We’ve got five fabulous ideas that will take your landscaping to the next level.
Install Exterior Lighting
Rather than just the traditional exterior lights mounted at the doorways of your house, why not get creative with your lighting plan. Exterior lights give you a way to add drama, elegance, and beauty to the outdoors. They can be used to light paths, decks or patios, highlight architectural features of the house, uplighting or spotlights on trees and bushes, and can be scattered through your garden.
There is no right or wrong way to design your lighting plan, especially with solar lights that don’t require any sort of wiring.
Use Plants in Functional Ways
Plants are a wonderful way to add greenery and natural beauty to your backyard, but did you also know that they can be used in a functional way too? Using plants to create a sense of privacy, define your home’s property line, amp up your security, provide shade or protection from windy portions of your yard, and even help with attracting nature to your outdoors are all encouraged.
Depending on what your goal, or what the function is, this will help you to determine which plants to use and where to position them.
Create a Patio or Deck Space
If you want to be able to entertain outdoors and just relax on your own, then a patio or deck space is an absolute must-have. This hard surface area makes it perfect for outdoor furniture, an outdoor kitchen, and lounging.
In terms of how big to make the area, it’s often a good idea to go as big as the yard allows while still retaining some greenspace (if that is a priority of yours). You will always find a way to use that deck space; it will never go to waste.
Privacy Fencing Can Be Just What You Need
If you don’t like the thought of all your neighbors peering into your yard, then privacy fencing can solve your problem. There are different materials, finishes, styles, and heights available and each one will offer a unique look to your yard space.
Nothing Beats a Water Feature
Now if you want to go all out and have the budget to do so, nothing beats a water feature such as a swimming pool or hot tub. This will truly turn your yard into an entertainer’s dream space.
The Yard Of Your Dreams
There’s no reason to make do with a yard that isn’t inspiring or inviting, as each of these projects can easily upgrade your current landscaping.